November 12, 2011
India has the highest number of flu-related pneumonia deaths among children with more than 3, 70, 000 children under the age of five years dying due to pneumonia of which seven per cent die of flu-...
October 25, 2011
With 10 more persons succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 488 this year, health officials said on Tuesday. Ten persons suf...
September 20, 2011
Sickness and death from ‘H5N1’ pale into insignificance when compared to many other infectious diseases that plague the world. But the dangers from new flu strains go well beyond those posed by this virus.
July 16, 2011
A 20-year-old woman from Sasihitlu, near Surathkal, who was a B.Com student, died of dengue here on Thursday night. With this, two persons had died of dengue in the district this year.»
June 28, 2011
The fatal ‘mystery fever’ on Tuesday claimed one more life in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll to 46, even as ambiguity still prevails over the disease w...
April 26, 2011
A new drug that cures Hepatitis C in less time could bring in a revolution in the treatment of the viral disease which affects millions of people worldwide, researchers claim.The drug, call...
March 13, 2011
A vaccine against dengue has proved remarkably hard to develop. One reason is that the virus comes in four varieties known as serotypes.
October 12, 2010
An Ugandan rugby player participating in the Commonwealth Games here has contracted chicken pox and has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital.“A 22-year-old rugby pla...
October 8, 2010
Former BJP chief Rajnath Singh has contracted dengue fever and has been advised to stay here until it is safe for him to travel, his spokesperson said today.
“He (Singh) is st...
September 29, 2010
The global swine flu epidemic has shown how the world needs a new broad-acting vaccine with a “cross-reactive” antibody response that tackles viruses, an Australian immunologist has sai...
November 3, 2011
A patient suspected to be afflicted with ‘Hanta virus' and described as the first case of the virus in the State, died in a private hospital here on Wednesday morning. However, the medical and hea...
October 15, 2011
Nine more succumbed to encephalitis, pushing the death toll from the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 447 this year, health officials said on Saturday.As many as 275 people, suffer...
July 20, 2011
Dengue is the biggest threat in Asian countries with no specific treatment for it so far, says District Malaria Officer »
July 6, 2011
More cases of monsoon fever have been reported in the district. However, the numbers are not alarming, said R. Sudhakaran, district medical officer. On Monday, there were 781 cases reported...
May 3, 2011
Even when the temperatures are not conducive for the breeding of dengue-carrier aedes agypti mosquitoes, menace of the vector-borne disease looms large in the city with one more person testi...
March 14, 2011
The public health priority identified by the international community of nephrologists to mark World Kidney Day 2011 is vital for advancing the campaign against cardiovascular disease. The ke...
October 30, 2010
On its last flight, Discovery will not just carry astronauts, but 16 rodent passengers too.The project is aimed at understanding why space flights make humans more vulnerable to infection b...
October 8, 2010
Two women have died of A(H1N1) influenza in a private hospital here in the last three days.With this, the number of A(H1N1) deaths in Hubli-Dharwad this year has touched three. A youth had...
October 4, 2010
After every spell of rain, eye clinics and hospitals in the city have seen a surge in the number of persons reporting viral conjunctivitis, popularly known as ‘Madras Eye' here. Though the n...
September 20, 2010
The dengue menace continued unabated in the Capital with 72 more patients testing positive for the vector-borne disease on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 2,296.